Rich Girard

Mayor Joyce Craig

And Then, Just Like That, Student Privacy Didn’t Matter in Manchester

Mayor Craig sits atop the Board of School Committee. By all accounts, her office, the Mayors office, is heavy-handed in that role. The as-yet-unconfirmed rumor is that this interference is behind the abrupt departure of Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. It is also in play when it comes to partisan politics, student privacy, and the law.

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Rachel Phelan’s Democrat Parents Probably “Leaked” their Daughter’s Email

When I asked a few weeks back “who leaked the email“ I was referring to the email from Rich Girard to Rachel Phelan. We know who leaked the letter from her lawyer. That was David Scannell. But what about the email. The one that set up the political theater during a public session where they …

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Manchester Ward 2 School Board Member David Scannell Broke the Law – is a Double Standard Developing?

The “I didn’t know” defense? “There isn’t a member of this board that does not know that when a legal action is threatened against the board it is a confidential matter,” said Girard. “And the leaking of that letter divulged the very information I was accused of divulging.” A motion to have school district attorneys investigate …

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Manchester Democrat(s) Using a Student for a Political Smear is the Scandal

In the wake of David Scannell’s admission that he violated a student’s privacy (and probably several laws), we should consider how we arrived at this act of lawlessness. It began when someone leaked an email Mr. Girard’s sent to a voter/constituent. From all the statements and reporting I can find, Rich Girard only sent the email …

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Manchester Democrat David Scannell Violates Student Privacy (and the law?) for Political Hit

Manchester Democrat David Scannell has admitted to leaking a letter from a lawyer to the Manchester Board of School Committee about a student. Scannell is claiming the public had a right to know. But legal communications are typically exempt, and he knows that. That’s not the only hole in his story. His claim is riddled with …

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Press Release: The School District Governance Association of NH: 1st Amendment Rights and the Manchester School Board

Press Release: 12/6/2018 Contact: Skip Murphy ( skipm@metrocast.net) School District Governance Association of New Hampshire First Amendment Rights in School District Governance The SDGA holds that the preexisting Rights enumerated in the First Amendment are sacrosanct and must never be infringed upon even in difficult situations such as we see taking place with the Manchester …

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Quick Thought: Karen Hewes

From the Union Leader Op-Ed on what we call “Dems hating on Rich Girard” was this gem: Meanwhile, the student and her parents have a lawyer, who apparently missed the law school class on free speech and the First Amendment. If Girard doesn’t “immediately stop discussing’’ the student editor on public TV or at any …

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Mayor Joyce Craig

Who Violated the Law in Manchester, Mayor Craig, and Leaked a Confidential Letter to the Press?

Local New Hampshire media recently reported on a letter from a lawyer representing a student to Manchester School Board member Rich Girard. That confidential document was leaked to the press in violation of New Hampshire Right to Know law. The list of people who had access is short enough that Mayor Joyce Craig should be able …

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Manchester Democrats Are Afraid of Rich Girard.

The Left likes to tell you who scares them. One of the signs or symptoms of this condition is hyperbolic imaginings. Organized into a systematic hit. Like those on display from Manchester Democrats directed at Board of School Committee member Rich Girard. It’s not just THAT they are accusing him of inappropriate communications with a …

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